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Tue Dec 1, 2015, 02:09 PM

Pic Of The Moment: Ben Carson Says "Both Sides" Are Guilty Of Extremist Rhetoric



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Reply Pic Of The Moment: Ben Carson Says "Both Sides" Are Guilty Of Extremist Rhetoric (Original post)
EarlG Dec 2015 OP
niyad Dec 2015 #1
trusty elf Dec 2015 #21
niyad Dec 2015 #38
Rosa Luxemburg Dec 2015 #32
niyad Dec 2015 #37
Scuba Dec 2015 #2
Andy823 Dec 2015 #3
Gidney N Cloyd Dec 2015 #4
SammyWinstonJack Dec 2015 #34
rurallib Dec 2015 #5
padfun Dec 2015 #6
NewJeffCT Dec 2015 #7
immoderate Dec 2015 #8
trusty elf Dec 2015 #23
Kalidurga Dec 2015 #26
tclambert Dec 2015 #9
Jamaal510 Dec 2015 #10
Enthusiast Dec 2015 #15
Dont call me Shirley Dec 2015 #11
bulloney Dec 2015 #13
LiberalArkie Dec 2015 #27
Dont call me Shirley Dec 2015 #28
LiberalArkie Dec 2015 #29
Dont call me Shirley Dec 2015 #30
d_legendary1 Dec 2015 #12
merrily Dec 2015 #14
KansDem Dec 2015 #16
LiberalLovinLug Dec 2015 #40
KansDem Dec 2015 #41
yuiyoshida Dec 2015 #17
Mendocino Dec 2015 #18
trusty elf Dec 2015 #20
valerief Dec 2015 #19
stage left Dec 2015 #22
Johonny Dec 2015 #24
Mike Nelson Dec 2015 #25
patsimp Dec 2015 #31
captainarizona Dec 2015 #33
SammyWinstonJack Dec 2015 #35
liberal N proud Dec 2015 #36
HughBeaumont Dec 2015 #39

Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Dec 1, 2015, 02:11 PM

1. carson, the young earth creationist, is a complete tool.

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Response to niyad (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 1, 2015, 04:51 PM

21. ...

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Response to trusty elf (Reply #21)

Wed Dec 2, 2015, 12:10 PM

38. LOVE IT!!!

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Response to niyad (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 1, 2015, 08:13 PM

32. Carson did experiments on baby parts

he admitted it. Hope he got authorization?

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Response to Rosa Luxemburg (Reply #32)

Wed Dec 2, 2015, 12:10 PM

37. now that is a very interesting question.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Dec 1, 2015, 02:11 PM

2. In his defense, Carson thinks (sort of) that questioning his lies is "extreme."

 

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Dec 1, 2015, 02:14 PM

3. Ben Carson is a moron

Along with all the other clown care occupants, they should never be allowed to sit foot in the WH. The old meed that both sides are the same, is pure right wing BS. They try and promote it in order to keep democrats from voting, and sadly some democrats fall for their BS. No matter what anyone says, both sides are NOT the same, and any of the three democrats running for the nomination are a million times better than the "BEST" of the clown car crowd, and their best might just be someone as dumb as Carson or Trump!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Dec 1, 2015, 02:26 PM

4. RWers think that our calling them out on their extreme nutjobbery counts as extremism from our side.

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Response to Gidney N Cloyd (Reply #4)

Wed Dec 2, 2015, 09:39 AM

34. They're all extreme.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Dec 1, 2015, 02:37 PM

5. Should add a box for "refuted by Party"

or somehow show that Dems have stepped up and called out this craziness while Repugs only say something when the blowback gets so bad they have to respond -- and then their response is usually tepid at best.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Dec 1, 2015, 02:37 PM

6. Ahh, the ol' "Everyone does it" meme.

Figures they would try to weasel out of it like this.
Carly is doing the three step as well.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Dec 1, 2015, 02:48 PM

7. In Carson's eyes, though

Bernie Sanders calling for a $15/hour minimum wage is leftist extremist rhetoric

Or, Bernie calling for the big banks to be broken up - also extremist to Carson.

Sanders and Clinton calling for action on climate change - also extremist to Carson

Sanders and Clinton calling for tougher gun laws - also extremist to Carson. To him, tougher gun laws are the same as a Muslim database.

It's not based in reality, but that's how many on the far right see things.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Dec 1, 2015, 02:53 PM

8. Ben. Carson. Is. A. Wacko!

 

What does that not cover?

--imm

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Response to immoderate (Reply #8)

Tue Dec 1, 2015, 04:52 PM

23. ...

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Response to trusty elf (Reply #23)

Tue Dec 1, 2015, 05:15 PM

26. It's odd

For some reason this pic shows Carson much saner than most pictures of him.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Dec 1, 2015, 02:56 PM

9. Yeah, but liberals say extreme things like "climate change is real"

and "black lives matter" and "profitable corporations should pay taxes" and "everybody should have access to health care." Plus, liberals do extreme things like checking facts to see if statements are true.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Dec 1, 2015, 03:00 PM

10. ...

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Response to Jamaal510 (Reply #10)

Tue Dec 1, 2015, 03:55 PM

15. Good one!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Dec 1, 2015, 03:02 PM

11. How do these crazy loons keep getting away with saying this shit?! And why do people keep

believing it?!

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Response to Dont call me Shirley (Reply #11)

Tue Dec 1, 2015, 03:11 PM

13. RW nutjobs especially look for affirmation instead of information.

When they hear what they want to hear, they latch on to it like vice grips. That's why RW talk shows have had more success than liberal talk shows. Liberals have the ability to question the speaker and ask themselves if the statement is factual or not.

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Response to Dont call me Shirley (Reply #11)

Tue Dec 1, 2015, 05:28 PM

27. Not a single one of them want to win. They would have to accept some responsibility

for something. I really believe the name of the game is to quit while you have some money and form a foundation and put it in there and pay yourself a salary. A lot of people are betting on another financial crisis in the next couple of years and the R's don't want to be in the executive branch. No one can tell me that the people who really run the R's wanted McCaine & Palen to really be the president in 2008. I do not think they want any R in the office this time either.

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Response to LiberalArkie (Reply #27)

Tue Dec 1, 2015, 05:41 PM

28. I think you are right on in your analyses, LiberalArkie. They know what's coming and don't want

to take the blame.

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Response to Dont call me Shirley (Reply #28)

Tue Dec 1, 2015, 05:48 PM

29. And I think the real power people (Extreme wealthy) do not want them in charge.

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Response to LiberalArkie (Reply #29)

Tue Dec 1, 2015, 05:59 PM

30. The Power-wealth are creating a deeper chasm with their Divide and Conquer tactics. Same old

Lucy pull the football away game, different faces.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Dec 1, 2015, 03:07 PM

12. No Mr.Carson both sides are not the same

The Dems aren't going after Planned Parenthood under false pretenses, aren't talking about building walls to keep "illegals" out, nor are they advocating cuts on social programs to pass the saving on to the rich.

You sir are an idiot.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Dec 1, 2015, 03:44 PM

14. False equivalencies stink, though maybe not as much as a man assaulting his mother.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Dec 1, 2015, 03:58 PM

16. I am so sick and tired of the "both sides do it" crap

NO! Both sides don't do it!!! It's a right-wing comeback used by Republicans when they are caught lying and making stupid statements!

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Response to KansDem (Reply #16)

Wed Dec 2, 2015, 02:03 PM

40. and sick of the MSM not doing their jobs!

Its appallling that the MSM continues to treat Republicans with such deference and respect and always, even after hundreds of time, gives them the benefit of the doubt. Its like letting some children get away with lying and stealing small things without consequence, and so they just will keep seeing how much more they can get away with.

Jimmy blatantly and provably steals cookies. Media Dad brings both Susie and Jimmy into the room and all Jimmy has to say is "Well Susie steals cookies too, I seen her!". And Media Dad chuckles and rubs Jimmys head and says "I don't want to play favorites, I love all my children equally, so I'll just take Jimmy's word for it, no punishment for you!"

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Response to LiberalLovinLug (Reply #40)

Wed Dec 2, 2015, 03:15 PM

41. Ain't that the truth!

Jimmy blatantly and provably steals cookies. Media Dad brings both Susie and Jimmy into the room and all Jimmy has to say is "Well Susie steals cookies too, I seen her!". And Media Dad chuckles and rubs Jimmys head and says "I don't want to play favorites, I love all my children equally, so I'll just take Jimmy's word for it, no punishment for you!"


Excellent analogy!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Dec 1, 2015, 04:06 PM

17. Re-tweeting

K&R

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Dec 1, 2015, 04:23 PM

18. Don't get Ben....mad

he might get...um... angry....and pull out... a knife....and um... stick you...in the belt buckle...yeah. Watch...out.

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Response to Mendocino (Reply #18)

Tue Dec 1, 2015, 04:49 PM

20. ....

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Dec 1, 2015, 04:37 PM

19. I think the "both sides" are "both sides of their mouths." nt

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Dec 1, 2015, 04:52 PM

22. What a disaster it would be

If any of these hate filled mongrels got anywhere near the White House. Not fit to empty the trash there.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Dec 1, 2015, 04:52 PM

24. Yeah, but Democrats want your children to goto college and have health care!!

Oh, wait.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Dec 1, 2015, 05:10 PM

25. Thank you!

EarlG... nice photo for one of my Republican friends

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Dec 1, 2015, 07:22 PM

31. Typical Republican stupid lies

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Dec 1, 2015, 09:27 PM

33. are duers doing something like...

 

Are we asking President Obama to send in federal troops to protect planned parenthood? Are we asking the attorney general Lynch to arrest fox news hosts and anti-planned parenthood republican congress for assesory to murder.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Dec 2, 2015, 09:52 AM

35. I want to know how Cruz is allowed to remain a US Senator. Is there proof he is a US citizen? Or

is he a man without a country since he renounced his Canadian citizenship?

Hey trump, this is right up your alley. Go after Cruz like you did Obama.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Dec 2, 2015, 10:02 AM

36. Both sides do it is such a bullshit response to anything

It always thrown out there by the right or their supporters when they can no longer justify their own rhetoric.

Pitiful!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Dec 2, 2015, 01:05 PM

39. "Both sides do it": It's the Balance Fallacy!

One Republicans and Sensible Centrists like to play often . . . .

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false balance
false compromise
middle ground
splitting the difference
argumentum ad temperantium

[font size="4"]Form[/font]

There is a choice to make between doing X or doing Y. Therefore, the answer is somewhere between X and Y.

The problem is that it's possible that either X or Y is entirely true, meaning that only partially doing the right thing makes little sense. This argument is generally built around the idea that the middle point between two extremes is equal parts of each side and therefore equally acceptable to both sides; but as the saying goes, half a kitten is not half as cute, it's a bloody mess.

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